The Awardees for the 2018 ASSCT Conference are as follows:
2018 PRESIDENT’S MEDALS
President’s medal for the best Research Paper: Rob Magarey, Kathy Braithwaite, Lastus Kuniata, Nicole Thompson, Kaile Korowi, Peter Samson, Leka Tom, Nader Sallam, Lisa Derby for their paper titled: Biosecurity research in PNG: 2015–2017
The President's medal for the best Industry Paper this year goes to: Stephen Crouther, Danny Ferraris, Brendan Rich for their paper titled: The use of simulation for design and implementation of a pan station control system
The best poster paper in the Agricultural section goes to: Matt Kealley, Mike Quirk, Burn Ashburner for their poster: A nitrogen roadmap—better alignment of N inputs to crop requirements
The best poster paper in the Manufacturing section goes to: Tim Diringer, Bjarne Christian Nielsen for their poster: Optimising the performance of continuous centrifugals by online monitoring of the sugar colour
Rod Rookwood Design Award - Donated by NQEA. The award is to: Scott Simson, Alex Lautenschlager, Roy Flanders for their paper titled: BK49 improved sugar cane wagon coupling. The recipients received a plaque and a $500 cheque.
Paul Quagliata Engineering Award - Donated by SEW-Eurodrive - TAFE level. The award is to: Michael Ferraris, Wilmar Sugar. This bursary was donated by SEW Eurodrive and included a plaque, a $250 cheque and a trip to SEW’s Engineering works in Melbourne to experience the scope of the facilities.
Norman Bennett Engineering Award ‐ Tertiary Level: The award is to: Cole Claxton, who was the senior author for the paper titled: Influence of ethanol and sulphite dosing on oxygen scavenging in sugar mill boiler feedwater. The recipient received a plaque and a $400 cheque.
Denis Foster Chemistry Award - Tertiary level. The award is to: Giles Bezzina, who was the senior author for the paper titled: The influence of gas velocity and fibre density on the drying kinetics of bagasse. The recipient received a plaque and a $400 cheque.
Appointed Life Members at this Conference: Rob Magarey
ATTENDANCE AT THE MACKAY CONFERENCE
Members and delegates (which includes day registrations) 381